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AMA orders landlords in Accra to provide toilet facilities by September

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has asked landlords in the Metropolis to construct appropriate toilet facilities in their houses, warning that the Assembly would from September start arresting those who would flout the order. “With effect from September 2011, any landlord who refuses to provide toilet facilities for his or …

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270 people have tuberculosis in Upper West Region

Two hundred and seventy cases of Tuberculosis were recorded in the Upper West Region in 2010 of which 152 persons’ sputum contained the germ, Dr. Kofi Issa, Deputy Upper West Regional Director of Health Service, has said. The region’s Health officials had originally projected an infected population of 1,372 within …

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Court throws out Lotto Receivers’ case

A High Court in Accra on Wednesday dismissed an interlocutory injunction restraining the National Lotto Authority (NLA) from unilaterally reducing or reviewing its commission fee from 25 per cent to 20 per cent. The court noted that the NLA had the legal right to reduce the commission because under the …

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Formulae for release of funds for various projects laid in Parliament

Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader, on Wednesday laid the proposed formula for sharing the District Assemblies Common Fund for the Year 2011 in Parliament. Other formulae were also laid by the various sector Ministers including the proposed formula for the distribution of subsidies to be paid to license district mutual …

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DOVSSU Director asks Policewomen to sharpen their skills

The Co-ordinating Director of Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has advised Policewomen to improve on their skills to achieve the overall goals of the Service. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Elisabeth Dassah gave the advice when he addressed policewomen at the weekly Inspector …

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Ghana Armed Forces recruited 1,230 persons in 2010 – Minister

Lieutenant General Joseph Smith (Rtd), Minister of Defence, said 1,230 men and women were recruited into the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in 2010. He said there were 1,110 males and 120 females and that the first batch of 451 Army recruits comprising 391 males and 60 females passed out in …

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GNAT states position on Single Spine Salary

The National Executive Committee of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Wednesday said the body should not be blamed for the fallout in the migration of teachers unto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). Mr Paul Asamanaba Apanga, National President of GNAT said “it is unthinkable for anyone to …

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Ghana Army to relocate Teshie shooting range

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) shooting Gallery along the Teshie –La road will be relocated to Bundase for threats of encroachment, Defence Minister Lieutenant General Joseph Smith said on Thursday. “Guided by the factors that made GAF lose Teshie, Bundase emerged as a possible viable alternative,” he said during question …

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Rainstorm destroys school buildings in Fanteakwa

Rainstorm that hit some parts of the Fanteakwa District last week and early this week had caused severe damages to some school buildings in the district. Among the schools affected were the Osino Senior High School where the roof of the Form Four classroom was ripped off by the rainstorm …

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Government should commit to “inclusive education” of visually impaired children

Participants at a day’s forum in Ho on Wednesday urged government to demonstrate commitment to “inclusive education” for children with visual impairment. They said few children with disabilities who found themselves in segregated special schools have difficulty integrating into the larger society after their training and that children with disabilities …

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